New England Air Museum
Alden W. Mitchell

 

Recent Address:  

West Farmington, ME

Email:  

 

Family Information:  

Parents: Frank and Helen; Wife: Marion; Children: Stephen, John and Marcia

Hometown:  

Newton, KS and Plymouth, MA

Date Entered Service:  

November 11, 1942

Service Number:  

 

Bomb Group:  

444th

Squadron:  

677th

Location of Unit:  

 

 
Missions Flown:  

 

Hump Missions Flown:  

 

Targets:  

 

Awards/Decorations:  

Distinguished Flying Cross, five Air Medals, a Purple Heart, Good Conduct and campaign medals.

Service Schools Attended:  

 

Military Specialty(ies):  

Central Fire Control

Rank Upon Discharge:  

Technical Sergeant

Crew Type:  

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:  

 

Were you a POW?  

No

Were you interned?  

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:  

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:  

 

Post-WWII Military Service:  

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

High school teacher

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Mitchell's Purple Heart was awarded after his top gun turret blister blew out. The bomber crashed in a river bed in eastern China, about 25 kilometers from Japanese territory, after it ran out of fuel due to a damaged fuel transfer system.

Comments:

Mr. Mitchell passed away June 12, 2010. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington, ME.

 

Alden Mitchell, 1947

 

Alden Mitchell, 1969

 


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